The CrossOver

And the winner of the first Ball St. Journal Handles Tournament…Allen Iverson.  Iverson won by a much slimmer margin than Jason Williams’ victory over Crossover King, Tim Hardaway.  Iverson was the favorite going into the draft, in my opinion, but I thought he was all but gauranteed to face Tim Hardaway in the Finals.  The Answer … Continue reading

The CrossOver

Ok I have to admit now…When I first started this tournament, it was strictly through the vote of the fan.  From the players that were placed into the tournament, to the outcome of the battles.  I never thought I’d be saying this, but Jason Williams has done it again, knocking off the God Father of … Continue reading

The CrossOver

And the first half of the Final Four has been completed, with A.I. running away with this one.  This now makes back to back match-ups for Iverson, that resulted in an overwhelming victory for him.  Now A.I. gets to sit comfortably in the finals and await his fellow challenger.  Tim Hardaway will take on the … Continue reading

The CrossOver

The Final Four is now in place, after Stevie Franchise was able to knock off the underrated vet Kenny Anderson.  The prize for the Franchise, The Answer, Allen Iverson.  Two of the most dynamic combo guards the NBA has ever seen, one of course saw his talent vanish like a cheap David Blaine trick, and … Continue reading

The CrossOver

In a hard fought battle, Tim Hardaway gets the victory over Baron Davis.  This was a battle that went back and forth all day, with both lead changes, and ties.  Hardaway is considered one of the founding fathers of the, Crossover move, so it was almost inevitable that he’d get the W.  But, Baron was … Continue reading

The CrossOver

The second matchup in the 2009 Ball St. Journal Handlez Tournament provides the first upset, with #7 Seed Jason Williams knocking off Rucker Parks Finest, Rafer Alston.  J-Will was definately not afraid to let the playground come to the league, while a few people felt Skip didn’t really attempt to let his natural abilities take … Continue reading

The CrossOver

The first matchup of the Ball St. Journal’s Handlez Tournament goes to Allen Iverson, defeating God Shammgod by a significant margain.  Shammgod, a NY legend, was fighting an uphill battle, taking on possibly the games best crossover dribbler in history.  In the 2nd matchup of round one, we see Rafer Alston, aka “Skip To My … Continue reading

The CrossOver

Often when a player is seen as a, “Baller,” it usually could be associated with their shooting ability, above the rim game, and most of all, the ability to handle the basketball.  A perfectionist at this, is known as a player with, “Handlez.”  There are many players that have both, made it to the NBA, … Continue reading

How The West, Won!

Someone get the monkey off of Kobe’s back…Yes the Lakeshow won the chip, just as I, and many other sports fans predicted.  But, did they really win…or was the series GIVEN away by the Magic?  I’d call it a bit of both.  Let’s be honest here…both Overtime games should have been W’s by Orlando.  A … Continue reading

In The Knick Of Time?

Ok, living in New York City, you get surrounded by hopeful but loyal, Knick fans.  When rumors flew of LeBron becoming a free agent in 2010, along with a few others, The N.Y. Knick LeBron campaign began.  The Knicks started cleaning house faster than Geoffrey from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  But, before Knicks fans … Continue reading